Covid-19 causes delay to SWDP Review

The completion of the review of the South Worcestershire Development Plan has been delayed due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was hoped the document would be ready for public examination in early 2021. But lockdown restrictions have made it impossible to complete a number of technical assessments and evidence gathering needed to support...
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Leader welcomes flood defence investment for Tenbury

The Leader of Malvern Hills District Council has welcomed a government commitment to invest millions of pounds in flood defence schemes for Tenbury Wells and the Severn Valley area. The Government has allocated £4.9million towards a scheme which is estimated to cost between £5million and £6milllion to protect Tenbury Wells. Tree planting and habita...
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Crowdfunding scheme supporting community response to Covid-19

Residents are being encouraged to donate whatever they can to a range of community projects supporting the ongoing response to the Covid-19 crisis. Malvern Hills District Council has launched the People Make Places Fund in partnership with crowdfunding platform Spacehive. It offers a way to raise funds rapidly by connecting people with local causes...
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Make sure you are registered to vote

Residents are being urged to make sure their electoral registration details are up to date or risk losing their voice in future elections. Malvern Hills District Council is currently carrying out the annual canvass, which checks the details of everyone registered to vote in the district and allows people now eligible to vote to be added. Over the n...
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Work to start to remove dangerous spire

Work to remove an unstable spire from the Emmanuel Hall in Malvern is due to take place on Thursday (9 July), weather permitting. People living near to the former Evangelical Church on Wells Road have been advised to leave the area while the spire is removed using a crane. The crane is expected to arrive about 8am. Work to remove the spire sho...
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Support for reopening the high street

Free parking will be on offer in all Malvern Hills District Council car parks on every Sunday during July. Residents can also buy 2 hour permits which will allow them to park for two hours, in any four hour period, in any council owned car park. They cost just £25 and if people buy them during July and August, they will get 15 months for the price ...
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Help to pay your Council Tax bill

Residents struggling to pay their Council Tax bill are being urged to seek help from Malvern Hills District Council. The Revenues and Benefits team is working hard to support people who find themselves in financial difficulty because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Anyone who cannot pay their Council Tax bill should check to see if they can apply for Cou...
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Campaign to help young people build life skills

A new campaign will be launched next month, which aims to encourage young people across the Malvern Hills District to gain valuable life skills. Malvern Hills District Council has partnered with Malvern Youth Advisory Network to deliver 'Futureproof' which will run from 13 to 26 July. The campaign is being championed by the council's new Youth Chai...
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£100,000 fund for flood hit communities

A financial support package has been unveiled by Malvern Hills District Council to help residents, businesses and communities affected by the impact of Storm Dennis. Councillors confirmed at a meeting on Thursday (20 February) £100,000 was being made available to support projects that help the long-term recovery of areas impacted by flooding. This ...
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Flooding - major incident declared

Areas of Worcestershire continue to experience flooding with many roads closed across the county. Although in some areas river levels are dropping, they are set to rise again over the next few hours, peaking during the evening. A major incident has been declared. There are currently two severe flood warnings, meaning danger to life, for the Tenbury...
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